Huge thanks to all of you teachers and parents who assisted the kids in this amazingly creative process! A special thanks to PNC Bank for supporting PBS Fort Wayne’s Literacy projects and children’s workshops for the Writer’s contest! We couldn’t do these activities without community support! Below are the 2021 Finalists in alphabetical order by first name. 


Kindergarten Finalists:

Cuyler Prince                                   “The Duckling and the Elephant”

Lane Rediger                                   “Monster Truck Battle”

Madilyn Cardenas                            “The Story of the Crystals”

First Grade Finalists:

Daisy Deemer                                  “The Bird Buddies”

Lydia Wilhelm                                   “Forgiving your Friends” 

Zane Fickert                                     “My Fast Go-cart!”

Second Grade Finalists:

Averi Weber                                      “Sick Day”

Izzy Ramirez                                     “Basketball” 

Selah Wenger                                   “Elley the Elephant”

Third Grade Finalists:

Emmaline Buckingham                    “The Fox that got New Friends” 

Gavin Richards                                 “Giraffe and friends”

Harper Sprunger                               “Pinky and Emma”

Congratulations again to all of our finalists! Your stories were amazing and we know how much time you all took putting them together, we appreciate your participation if the children’s creative process!

Keep your eye on our website beginning in January 2022 for next year’s Writer’s Contest!

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